Tour Type: Half day tour
Duration : 4 (four) hours
Start from : Tipu Sultan Road (Christian Cemetery), End point : Joy Kali Temple
Tour highlight: Binat bibi mosque, Narinda and Sutrapur area, Baldha Garden, Christian Cemetery, Joy Kali Temple.
Description: In past Dhaka was called city of 52 Bazar and 53 Lanes. In this tour we will try to discover the narrow lane and meet people and livelihood of the inhabitant’s of old Dhaka. Striking old houses and mansion will attract you to enter to the place to discover more. The Christian Cemetery is situated at Wari, in old Dhaka. It started to go into a declining state within a few years after it was built, and it still is in ruins and wilderness. It was developed mainly for the European traders and their families, thus most members of the East India Company lie buried there. The Oldest grave there belongs to Reverend Joseph Paget, Minister of Calcutta, who died there in 1774 at the age of 26. Baldah Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens established in this part of Bengal. Narendra Narayan Roy Chaudhury, landlord of the Estate of Baldah, began creating it in 1909 and continued to add to it until his death in 1943. He simultaneously built up a museum collection, which was known as the Baldah Museum. We will also visit Binat Bibi Mosque, the earliest Surviving mosque in Dhaka built in 1454 by Bakht Binat, the daughter of Marhamat. It was during the rule of the Sultan of Bengal, Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (r. 1435-1459). The mosque is located beside the Hayat Bepari’s Bridge in Narinda area.